Well, once again, I've been MIA, and last week was a tough one. I started a new medication that really threw me (but I've stopped it for now). So we all push on, right? This weekend I managed to color up the newest Instant Garden digi that is available today, and I even got to use some designer paper (yes, we often don't use much anymore, do we?). But it seemed to fit this image that was inspired by folk art and crewel embroidery. So I used the DP as my color palette and started to color. The hardest part was measuring up all the pieces and the matting, and it ended up being an odd card size. But I will make a special envelope for this one. It does remind me of some of my mom's cross-stitch work and a couple of things I embroidered years ago. I think she would have liked it.
Thanks for taking a closer look, and I hope you have a great week! Stop by my blog for more details. Hugs!
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 8:17 AM
Oh Sissy, if this were a quilt I'd cuddle right up in it! Praying you are better, and sending squishies. Gorgeous coloring.
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 8:22 AM
Wow, Cheryl, you and I have the same "wonderful mom memmories". With 5 kids and numerous pets, my mom still had time for crafts...your gorgeous creation reminds me of a wonderful stitched piece that hung in our family room. Not only is your coloring the usual "leave me speechless amazing" work of art, but your choice of dp and matting is fabulous. I am so sorry that you are having so much pain...I know that words can not ease your pain, but your sweet face frequently pops into ,my head and I send little prayers your way.
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22705
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 8:34 AM
Cheryl, this is BEAUTIFUL! Oh my gosh and how perfectly the gorgeous paper matches, something that intrigued me when I had the luxury of stamping with you and Becky! Hoping to come down in October 2017 and do it again!
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 4:06 PM
Sweet Cheryl, what a beautiful card! Love those papers and your precisely cut layers. Totally reflective of early folk art pieces. Beautiful coloring. Simple design, exquisite coloring and great bg all adds up to a gorgeous card in my book. Sorry to hear you're off your meds. Prayers will keep on coming your way. I've got you covered!
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 8:22 PM
Cheryl, this beauty caught my eye right away when I perused the gallery tonight. So glad you had the DSP - the colors are so rich and pretty and work perfectly on that image. It goes without saying that your coloring is fabulous. Love, love, love!
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Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 12:54 PM
Cheryl, your folk are image is just beautiful. I see there is a lot of coloring . No problem for you, though. It is perfect. I love that beautiful designer paper you used. I'm so sorry your new meds threw you for a loop and hope for much better days ahead. Hugs~~~~
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Fri, Feb 19, 2016 @ 2:39 AM
Very pretty! Colored up wonderfully, offset beautifully, and I love your dp - it is perfect. Such a special card since it brought back sweet memories. Hope you get your meds straight soon - I know how that feels and it is not a good feeling. Many hugz!
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